Friday, November 1, 2013

November is here!

Good Morning everyone!  We are welcoming November with rain this morning and a brand new Color Me Scrappy challenge.

Here are Color Me Scrappy's newest color scheme and sketch:



I really liked this soothing color palette and the sketch really inspired my creativity.  
Here is what I came up with:



These photos were taken last year at a Penn State tailgate.  Anne met her new BFF at the tailgate and they were inseparable the rest of the afternoon!

You can check out the new (and old!) design team members and what they did with the challenge here!!

I would love to share some Halloween photos with you, too:
Anne and I had fun decorating our home.  We missed Katie so much during this process!!!




And here is  beautiful Anne as Mulan:

We got the amazing costume at the Disney store 2 years ago when it was HUGE.  Now it fits her.  Time sure does fly, doesn't it?

This past Saturday, we made plans to carve our pumpkin:

We printed out some diagrams and photos of Jack-O-Lanterns that we liked:
 Got our utensils:

 Pumpkin guts - yuck!!!

And our finished Jack-O-Lantern:

I just love their matching smiles!!!

Last night, we were supposed to have a little Halloween party with trick-or-treating, but we had to change our plans.  My twin sister is sick and I have been so worried about her.  But she is home from the hospital as of yesterday.  Nothing else matters right now except that she gets better. We did manage to have some Halloween fun in spite of everything going on.  And the best news is that Karen is HOME now! 


YAY!!!!

Here is Anne and her lit up Jack-o-lantern after she got back from trick-or-treating.  She decided to wear Katie's wizard costume and added her own "nerd" glasses:


And I just had to share a picture with you that Katie posted on Facebook.  It is a photo of here in her West Point cheerleader outfit that her Uncle Jim bought for her as a Christmas gift way back when.  It was her Halloween costume the following Halloween.  Funny how at age 19, she still has that same wonderful smile.



Happy November everyone!  I hope you have a wonderful Friday and a spooktacular Halloween!

Don't forget to check out Color Me Scrappy!



34 comments:

  1. HI..November already wow! Your layout is wonderful.. I love the photos and the hearts and great colors.. and all your photos are fabulous.. What do you do with the pumpkin guts? is it eatable or just full of seeds?? Looks like major surgery with those knives!hehe!!

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  2. Fantastic Fritchey/Sharon ,lots of work and I am so pleased your twin sister is home

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  3. this layout it amazing!! and all the halloween pictures!!! :) FUN!

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  4. Love love love your lo!! GORGEOUS colors and loving the hearts!! And loveeeeeeeeee the photos!! Her costume is awesome!!!!!

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  5. Very pretty color scheme and I love your layout! Great Halloween photos too!

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  6. LOVE that color scheme, and your layout is sooooo cute! :)

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  7. Your layout is beautiful, Sharon! The colors are fantastic. Your Halloween decorations are great! I love decorating for Halloween. That Jack-o-Lantern is very cute! I hope your sister gets better soon. Have a great weekend.

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  8. Beautiful page and such fun pictures. Best wishes for your sister's continued recovery.

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  9. Annie looks beautiful always. . . love the costume. Love little Katey! Your picture of the pumpkin seeds is neat! Happy Friday!

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  10. So glad your sister is home and better! That's a lovely page you've got going...so happy and what awesome photos! Great job with those colors!

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  11. Gorgeous layout, Love the series of photo's. Your pumpkin looks great! Sorry to hear your sister is not well, but glad she is out of hospital.
    Mary

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  12. Hello Sharon, so happy to see another fun and beautiful post from you. Happy November! What a gorgeous color scheme to use this week, nice warm colors. I love the layout you made, STUNNING!! I would hang out with that cute dog too, so cute!
    Fun Halloween pictures and decorations, love this time of year!
    Sharon, I'm so happy to hear about your sister, thanks for keeping us posted. What a great thing to be thankful for today!! Enjoy the day out with her, I'm sure you will take pictures.
    Loved your comment on my blog, I'm thankful for you too my friend!! The sun is glowing on the trees beautifully this morning and I know you'd like it too.
    Happy Sunday! LOVE AND HUGS!

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  13. Stunning color combination to work with it. The hearts trailing down your page creates great movement and draws your eyes down the page. Great page.

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  14. wow my friend love your design and the color's all the best with your sister.

    Hugs carla

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  15. Awe, what wonderful photos, layouts and memories! I love that the Mulan costume - and the beautiful girl that wears it!! Much love to you and your sister, xoxo

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  16. Thanx for stopping by Sharon! I love your LO and your beautiful Halloween photo's!!

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  17. I absolutely love your layout and Anne is just beautiful. I'm so sorry that you missed Kate so much and I'll pray for your sister's continued recovery.

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  18. That is a gorgeous colour palette. No wonder you were inspired! Love what you created!! All the best for your sisters recovery too!

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  19. Super layout and card...and love your Halloween decorations...so fun! Wishing your sister well and hope she is on the recovery road as I type!!!! Blessings and health to you all!

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  20. Hello Sharon, I wanted you to know that I have a picture on my blog today, the first one. Thought of you when I took it, so glad you love nature as much as me!! HUGS and have a great week.

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  21. Love wjat ypu made wirth the color combo and sketch, this is such a sweet layoput and the pics are just lovely!
    Love all the pics of your Halloween also, looks like you had such a great time :)

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  22. I love your gorgeous page with those beautiful colors, sweet photos, and wonderful embellies! You are so creative! Thanks for sharing photos of your beautiful decorations and Anne in her lovely costumes. So glad your sister's home and on the mend.

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  23. Wow- love what you did with the color challenge! Your LO is spot on and so cute. I think my favorite part is the trail of hearts!
    That picture of Anne with Jack- very cute. She is growing up into such a beautiful young lady.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog- I suppose I should post some house pics... once I find my camera...!

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  24. LOVE this palette and sketch, and you've totally done it justice! Such a playful design and sweet pics!

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  25. Hi Sharon, nice "meeting" you too, thanks for stopping by my blog to say HELLO! : _
    What a fabulous layout! I love all the fun element, we just got a puppy for the first time, you can see how I love your photos as well!
    Thanks for sharing your halloween decor at home, you know what, my daughter was once dressed up as Mulan as well, I might still have the costume in my garage even she is in collage now!
    Ok, that's all for now, I am off to see more of your work! : )

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  26. What you have created from the beautiful color scheme and the template sketch looks very cool and great! Your photographs match perfectly with this design! I also like your halloween pictures! Your daughter is beautiful!

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  27. So much to look at. Love the beautiful layout! Love your Hslloween decorations! So fun. Love Anne dressed as Mulan. Beautiful girl! Kate in that outfit is priceless!

    Hope your sister continues to do well!!

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  28. I love your take on the CMS challenge! Thanks for sharing all those wonderful photos :)

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  29. Wonderful job with that difficult color scheme, and great take on the sketch! Sweetest photos ever, and I love how you outlined those hearts!

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  30. love your page, great use of the sketch. your photos are fabulous.

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  31. Thank you for your kind comment on my layout. You made my day! Yours looks fabulous too of course.

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  32. Love your take on the challenge. Thanks for the kind words on my blog. I had fun playing along.

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